Last years trip to the Cherry Blossom rally demonstrated to us that we six could fit comfortably in a small Airstream. At one point we managed even to sleep seven... but this year, the boys seem to have grown beyond that comfort level. To solve this problem... taking a cue from an optional feature available in our '67, I devised a way to suspend lightweight bunks above the two gauchos.
R.B. Wagner . They are covered with brown duck and hung with nylon webbing from Stainless Steel Rope Guides (available from McMaster-Carr ) riveted to the ceiling ribs.
Other than the Velcro webbing hangers, the frames are only supported at two points on the walls. This makes them easy to remove during the day... although, as you can see... Kelly is sitting comfortably on the front gaucho while Amery is lounging above. This will be useful when Kelly and I get up early to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee while the kids sleep in.